Queen – A Night At The Odeon (2015) [ProStudioMasters FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Queen – A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 73:18 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Rock
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A prized live bootleg for years, this legendary concert from Christmas Eve 1975 is finally given the pedestal it deserves, delivered in fitting style, featuring an incredible new audio mix in stereo. This show, broadcast on BBC radio and television, took place about a month after the release of Queen’s landmark A Night At The Opera, with Bohemian Rhapsody dominating the number one slot on the singles chart in the UK during a nine-week run.

“… trumpeted so proudly that it’s a slight wonder that it hasn’t been properly released before … Queen’s reputation of being a barnstorming live act and Freddie Mercury’s reputation of being a frontman to end all frontmen is succinctly captured …”
– PopMatters.com

A prized live bootleg for years, this legendary concert from Christmas Eve 1975 is finally given the pedestal it deserves, delivered in fitting style, featuring an incredible new audio mix in stereo. This show, broadcast on BBC radio and television, took place about a month after the release of Queen’s landmark A Night At The Opera, withBohemian Rhapsody dominating the number one slot on the singles chart in the UK during a nine-week run.

“This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV. The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully.”
– Brian May

The first official release of Queen’s 1975 Christmas Eve concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, A Night at the Odeon finds the legendary British rock outfit performing less than a month after the release of its landmark fourth album, A Night at the Opera. One of the major classic rock recordings of the ’70s, A Night at the Opera is perhaps best remembered for being the Queen album with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a fact that helped the record debut at number one in the U.K. and number four in the States. When Queen took the stage at the Hammersmith on Christmas Eve 1975, they were already over 20 dates deep into their tour in support of the album. In fact, they had played the Hammersmith a few weeks previously and just returned from a four-night stint in Scotland. Audibly limber and primed for the show, Queen open the concert by ripping into a swaggering version of “Now I’m Here,” and proceed to deliver a relentlessly exuberant set of songs culled fairly evenly from their discography to that point. Included are such Queen concert favorites as “Brighton Rock,” “Keep Yourself Alive,” and “In the Lap of the Gods.” What is most illuminating here is the aggressiveness with which Queen play live. In contrast to their meticulously intricate and sometimes delicate multi-layered studio arrangements on Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, and A Night at the Opera, Queen are raw, loose, and propulsive here. It’s invigorating to hear them kick out “The March of the Black Queen,” smartly inserted into a medley bookended by “Bohemian Rhapsody” and played with an aggressive, punk-like intensity. Vocally, Freddie Mercury – the consummate live performer – seems to pivot with the energy of the moment, choosing to avoid a few of the higher, more crystalline melody notes when it doesn’t serve a given song’s more bluesy live arrangement, such as on their rendition of “Killer Queen,” coloring the song instead with a gritty but warm resonance that better fits the band’s in-the-moment physicality. Together with Brian May’s sizzling, ornamented guitar operatics, they transform cuts like “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “White Queen” into showstopping tidal waves of glitter-laden pomp. As live Queen albums go, A Night at the Odeon matches the archival 2014 release Live at the Rainbow ’74 for raw rock intensity and charismatic stage derring-do from both May and Mercury. The concert has an epic flow and works as a thumbnail sketch of the band from its inception onward. This is classic ’70s Queen, four slim longhaired gents in white pearlized satin bell-bottomed jumpsuits, performing with brute energy and swanlike grace; a band in complete control of its sound, able to bend any song or audience to its will.

Tracklist:
01 – Now I’m Here
02 – Ogre Battle
03 – White Queen (As It Began)
04 – Bohemian Rhapsody
05 – Killer Queen
06 – The March of the Black Queen
07 – Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
08 – Bring Back That Leroy Brown
09 – Brighton Rock
10 – Guitar Solo
11 – Son and Daughter
12 – Keep Yourself Alive
13 – Liar
14 – In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited
15 – Big Spender
16 – Jailhouse Rock Medley
17 – Seven Seas of Rhye
18 – See What a Fool I’ve Been
19 – God Save The Queen

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